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California RNs Will Oppose New Health Bill, Blast Forced Insurance, Threat To Seize Wages, Failure To Control Costs Or Set Comprehensive Benefits

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee said that it will oppose the latest healthcare plan proposed by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

"As more details continue to emerge, it is apparent that this proposal is riddled with flaws that could exacerbate the healthcare crisis for countless numbers of California families," said CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro.

Individual mandate -- forcing Californians to buy insurance

"No matter how you dress up this proposal it still amounts to a huge windfall for the insurance industry, millions of new customers who may get virtually nothing in return," DeMoro said. And, anyone who fails to buy insurance would face "the draconian threat" of having the cost of insurance deducted from their paychecks. "Punishing the uninsured by seizing their wages to pad insurance company profits is not healthcare reform."

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